Back to school: Where to drink on a budget

As cocktail prices skyrocket, finding a bar that charges $10 or less for a Negroni or Dark ’n’ Stormy feels like stumbling upon unmined treasure. But just because you’re a broke-ass student doesn’t mean you’re stuck with boxed wine and Pilsner for the rest of your degree(s). Affordable cocktails are out there, so treat yourself. A competently mixed 2- to 3-ounce classic at about the $10 mark is a damn good deal. Remem­ber: ­affordable drinks are not an excuse to be chintzy with your bartender. If you have enough money to go out for drinks, you have enough to tip.

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